Juno is just a child when his father abandons
him in their central Javanese village. He joins a Lengger dance center where
men assume feminine appearance and movements. But the sensuality and sexuality
that comes from dance and bodies, mixed with the violent social and political
situation of Indonesia, force Juno to move from village to village. Though Juno
receives attention and love from his dance teachers, his weird aunt, his old
uncle, a handsome boxer and a Warok, the male lead in a dance troupe, he still must
face the battlefield that his body is becoming alone.
“Memories of My Body (Kucumbu Tubuh
Indahku).” Directed by Garin Nugroho. Indonesia 2018. In Indonesian and
Javanese with English subtitles. 105 min.
The San José
Museum of Art and the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco co-present Stories from
the Farther Shore: Southeast Asian Film, a special film program showcasing
recent documentary, art and feature-length films by Southeast Asian filmmakers.
The film program series runs from March 20 to 24, 2019, and screens 12 films at
locations in both San José and San Francisco, including the San José Museum of Art,
Tully Library in San José, MACLA/Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana, California College of the Arts and the Asian Art Museum. Click here for more information.